Designer Spotlight: Puck Selders

HELLO, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF:

Hi!

I’m Puck Selders, a freelance designer and illustrator living in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, with my partner and 2 wonderful children. 
I love all things cute, children´s books, dancing mambo, theatre, the beach, being outside, art, fashion and everything food related :D

 

For as long as I can remember I've been passionate about drawing, painting, fabrics and beautiful colors. 
I studied Fashion and Textile design at The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. 
After graduating in 2000 I started working in-house as a babywear designer for several companies. 
In 2013 I became freelance, so that I could focus on surface pattern design and illustration. 
Creating cute and joyful art just makes me really really happy and I´d love to share it with others.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR?

Well, when I studied at the art academy, I honestly had no clue about what I wanted. I only knew that I wanted to do ‘’something creative’’ and that I was crazy about fabrics, beautiful colors and drawing. But I didn’t even know I could draw the way I can draw now, until I started working at Sign-D, my first in-house job. I discovered I really loved to create cute and funny illustrations and patterns and learned how to work with computers! I was so afraid of computers during my study, hahaha!

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY/WEEK LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

That totally depends on if i’m on a commission or not. But Monday is my day off, I spend it with my little one Jimi, he’s 3, so he’s not going to school yet. On Tuesday and Wednesday I’m working all day, most evenings too, when the kids are asleep and if I don’t go to the gym. If I’m on a commission, I also work on thursdays and fridays. If I’m not on a commission I’m working on building my portfolio and trying to get new clients. But each day starts with a large cup of coffee!!

IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR 10 YEARS YOUNGER SELF ONE KEY PIECE OF ADVICE OR AN INSIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Be more self- confident!

WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK OR IN A DESIGN RUT, HOW DO YOU GET YOURSELF OUT OF IT AND BACK ON TRACK?

I’ll do something totally different, like going to the gym or doing the dishes. Something that clears my head. Or, I’ll take my paint and pencils and have some fun with that, just without thinking or any pressure, making some simple stripes , dots or structures.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN TOOLS?

My Wacom tablet and pen.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? 

Sometimes I make some little doodles and sketches with pencil and paper. Without looking for reference first, just using my imagination. Scan it into Illustrator and work from there. But mostly I start gathering reference first (not too much!) and then just start drawing in Illustrator, I do have a lot of fantasy so ideas just appear while drawing. I usually draw way too much icons, hahaha. 

Favourite program: Illustrator. Favourite Apps: Instagram and Pinterest

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN PROJECTS TO DATE?

I recently designed some colouring pages for Zeeman, so much fun! I also designed artwork with a circus theme for Zeeman, they create a lot of cool products with it, like toys, greeting cards, stickers.

WHO ARE YOUR DREAM CLIENTS OR WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?

I’d love to see my work in Paperchase! Or design tableware for Rice! Land of Nod, Lilipinso…also on my list. But just as long as I can draw cute things I’m happy!

THERE HAS BEEN AN ART SUPPLY SANCTION IMPOSED AND DESIGNERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO POSSESS 3 ITEMS/TOOLS, WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?

Laptop, tablet and pen.

WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

Everywhere! Nature, food, just a combination of colors, my kids, watching dancers, Instagram and Pinterest. But also sad things, like when my sis was diagnosed with cancer last year. She asked me to design a card for here so I did..

WHO WOULD YOU SAY THE GREATEST DESIGNER IS?

Tough question! Can’t name just one designer, but lately I’m absolutely in love with Noëlle Smit’s work, a dutch illustrator, so colorful!

Working Ways | Designer Spotlight Interview with Lauren Lowen

In this interview, we catch up with Artist Illustrator, Lauren Lowen. She currently focuses on licensing and art for products. Known for her "Offbeat Characters" and patterns, Lauren is represented by the wonderful, Jennifer Nelson Artists.  

In this interview we get to hear about where she works, how she got to where she is now and some of her favourite projects and influences. 

Watch below or you can also listen to the podcast

 

Time to Shine: Elena O'Neill

Today I'd love to share with you this gorgeous new line of fun, painterly tea towels...

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"My name is Elena O'Neill and I am an illustrator, pattern designer and product maker specialising in watercolour! I am from Wiltshire, England and have the drive to create patterns featuring anything and everything, which I love to apply to handmade products! 

I usually create pencil cases and makeup bags from my patterns, but I have recently created a new range of tea towels in preparation for my first solo craft stall! 

I am looking to continue to extend my product range in the future into more homewares, and I am really excited about"!

You can shop the full range of tea towels and other goodies, in Elena's Etsy shop:
Elenaillustration.etsy.com

Designer Spotlight: Julie Harrison

HELLO, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF:

My name is Julie Harrison and I’m a Graphic Designer and Surface Pattern Designer from beautiful Brisbane in Australia. I am the sole owner and designer of Pattern Play Studio (www.patternplaystudio.com), and it is my goal to design beautiful, bright, modern and playful pattern designs for both fabric and paper.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR?

Growing up I was always creative and Art was my favourite subject at school. I started my career as a Graphic Designer in 2003. I had not heard of the term Surface Pattern Design until about 2009 when I discovered the excellent Print & Pattern blog by Bowie Style. That was when I had my creative ‘lightbulb’ moment. I knew EXACTLY the type of art and design I wanted to create, and what industry I wanted to work in.

At the time, I was working at a global Engineering company as a Senior Graphic Designer and, although I enjoyed designing for big, exciting projects and working on branding campaigns, I was not liking the corporate office environment anymore. I knew I needed to keep designing, but also knew it was time to switch industries. I made the decision in 2015 to make the shift to Surface Pattern Design. But I did it sensibly by changing to part-time work at first. This gave me one full day a week, plus nights and weekends to work towards my dream.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY/WEEK LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

I love starting my day sitting at my desk with a tea or coffee in one hand, a pen and paper to write my ‘to do’ list in the other. I usually catch up on social media first and then check on my emails - all before 7:30 am. I am happy to say I am fully self-employed now and I love working from my little studio space. It’s been a year since I left my previous position and I have not looked back!

I am consulting in graphic design to support me financially, and my work and schedule is varied and flexible, which is great because I can focus and allocate time to developing designs for my surface pattern design folio. So, right now you could say my typical day consists of designing, creating, learning, researching, drawing, painting, completing administration tasks, phone meetings with clients and printers and planning marketing activities for Pattern Play Studio. There is always something to do.

IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR 10 YEARS YOUNGER SELF ONE KEY PIECE OF ADVICE OR AN INSIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Everyone says this and it’s true - be prepared to work hard and put yourself out of your comfort zone. It won’t come easily. Enjoy the process and the journey as you go because it takes time and you need to continue to keep searching for new opportunities every day and be brave in chasing those opportunities down. I’m still working on it! Also, relationships are the key. Work recommendations will come from people you know, so it’s important to treat people well and be easy to work with.

WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK OR IN A DESIGN RUT, HOW DO YOU GET YOURSELF OUT OF IT AND BACK ON TRACK?

I just try to give it time and try not to freak out. I acknowledge I have a creative block or that I’m in a design rut and I try to do something completely different. That might be watching a good movie, reading some creative magazines or even baking a cake. Or I’ll tackle the dreaded paperwork and sort out my tax receipts. That’s enough to make me reach for a paint brush or my mouse and mac again!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN TOOLS?

I love my uni pens and sharpies  and of course my wacom tablet.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? 

I start with quick sketches, research the subject matter, investigate colour palettes and by then I’m usually itching to get on my mac. Or if I’m painting, I set my desk up, get my paints ready, paper towel, fresh water and clean brushes. I need to have a tidy workspace in the beginning, but it sure doesn’t stay that way during the ‘creative’ process!

My favourite programs are both Illustrator and photoshop. I think it’s good to be skilled in using both programs efficiently. My artwork varies between flat, graphic and bold vector designs to bright, playful watercolours and paper cut collages – usually always florals! I also appreciate the workflow efficiency I get using my ipad pro and Procreate is a great app too.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN PROJECTS TO DATE?

I am still relatively new to the surface pattern design industry so the projects I’m proud of to-date have all been through my own efforts and to aid in promoting Pattern Play Studio.

As part of my project experience in the world of surface pattern design, I’ve designed patterns for textiles and have used the fabulous services of Next State Print in Melbourne, Australia.

Infact, I recently upholstered a 1960’s Wrightbuilt wooden arm chair with a watercolour floral I designed and that Next State printed on their beautiful Organic Panama canvas. That chair sits in the corner of my studio and it puts a smile on my face every time I look at it. It’s comfy to sit in as I flick through design magazines too!

I haven’t had any artwork licensed yet. I mentioned in the beginning that this industry will take time, and I’m prepared to continue to work hard to make it a reality.

WHO ARE YOUR DREAM CLIENTS OR WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?

I want to design for both paper and fabric. So to start with paper, I would love to design stationery for Madison Park Greetings or gift wrap for The Gift Wrap Company. Then the fabric dream would be to design a range of fabrics for Wyndham fabrics or Cloud9 or even to design for Marimekko. Why not aim high? I’m a firm believer in dreams.

THERE HAS BEEN AN ART SUPPLY SANCTION IMPOSED AND DESIGNERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO POSSESS 3 ITEMS/TOOLS, WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?

Seriously hard to choose just three. But if I had to choose…Pen, Paper, Mac.

WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

Oh…good question. I love foraging in old flea markets or antique stores. I flick through old books or home and decorating magazines, and sometimes I look at Pinterest. I’m very mindful to get off-line a lot, however, and do my own research and think of my own solutions. I notice patterns in nature, find inspiration in my travel adventures and the photos I take and remember vividly my childhood and the bright bold florals of the 1970’s.

WHO WOULD YOU SAY THE GREATEST DESIGNER IS?

William Morris, without a doubt.

WHEN I'M LONG GONE:

I hope to be remembered as a kind, friendly, and genuine person who was always supportive and ready to help lend a hand or an ear. And someone who also happened to be an amazing designer.

Where you can find me:

Website: www.patternplaystudio.com

Instagram: @patternplaystudio

Twitter: @patternplayart   (patternplay studio was too long…..)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patternplaystudio

Video Designer Spotlight: Brooke Glaser

Grab a cuppa and tune in for this week's Designer Spotlight with Illustrator & Surface Designer, Brooke Glaser.

We talk about where Brooke finds inspiration, her design process and have a good old catch up!

Watch the video below, or play the podcast: www.risedesignandshine.com/podcasts/

 

Time to Shine: New Card Line by Christine Gardner

This completely adorable set of birthday stationery was designed by Christine Gardner. Starting with a pattern collection, Christine then applied the characters to these wonderful cards. 

"I have just launched this new collection which I was only brave enough to complete after taking your FolioFocus course! I was never confident with characters at all but enjoyed that week on the Folio Focus course so much I thought I would give it a go! I came up with the pattern collection first and then added the characters to cards. I'd like to combine the two soon and create a character pattern." - Christine Gardner

These and many other beautiful designs are available to buy on Christine's site: christinegardner.co.uk/shop-1

Designer Spotlight: Carol Robinson

HELLO, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF:

Hello! I am Carol Robinson. I am an artist and surface pattern designer and I live in London with my husband, three sons and our min schnauzer dog named Oli. I am a massive Francophile and would love to move to the South of France and spend my days painting in the sunshine.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR?

I studied Fine Art at Brighton University and worked as a fine artist before having children. I only began to work in surface pattern design over the past few years when my children were more grown up. I have always had an interest in pattern, colour and design.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY/WEEK LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

After I have dropped my children at school I take my dog on a walk through our local woods, which is a great start to the day. I will then spend time on the computer and sort out any tasks that need completing. I don't usually start designing until after lunch as I feel more creative later in the day. Sometimes I create at night when everyone is in bed as I love the silence and always come up with my best ideas then.

IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR 10 YEARS YOUNGER SELF ONE KEY PIECE OF ADVICE OR AN INSIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

To have more confidence in yourself and your abilities.

WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK OR IN A DESIGN RUT, HOW DO YOU GET YOURSELF OUT OF IT AND BACK ON TRACK?

I will go for a walk with my dog as I can think clearly when I am walking. I walk in the woods and nature is my greatest source of inspiration. I also just pick up my coloured sharpies and start to doodle and draw anything that comes into my head and before I know it a new design begins to take shape among the scribbles!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN TOOLS?

I love my uni pens and sharpies  and of course my wacom tablet.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? 

Favourite apps and programs. I like to mostly hand draw my basic motifs using uni pens and sharpies and then scan into Photoshop. I add a lot of extra detail using my wacom tablet. I am in the process of teaching myself illustrator and have just discovered all the available photoshop brushes!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN PROJECTS TO DATE?

I am quite new to surface pattern design and licensing. I have licensed some fabric and card designs and co illustrated a series of adult colouring books. I am now working on a portfolio of patterns for licensing and have printed up my first batch of fabrics  to make into products to sell under my own label which I am really excited about.

WHO ARE YOUR DREAM CLIENTS OR WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?

I would love to produce a fun and colourful childrens fabric collection a range of products under my own label.

THERE HAS BEEN AN ART SUPPLY SANCTION IMPOSED AND DESIGNERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO POSSESS 3 ITEMS/TOOLS, WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?

I would choose my sketch book, a pencil and a uni pen.

WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

I love mid century design and modern art painters such as Matisse and they influence my work. I obtain most of my inspiration from nature, but I also like to keep pace with modern culture and new design influences.

WHO WOULD YOU SAY THE GREATEST DESIGNER IS?

I would say William Morris

WHEN I'M LONG GONE:

I hope people remember me for someone who believed the world can be shaped by our imaginations and made more beautiful by our creativity and I hope I can can contribute to it in my little way.

Designer Spotlight: Alice Potter

Hello, please introduce yourself: 

Hi. My name is Alice Potter. I am a freelance illustrator and surface print designer specialising in children's illustration and pattern design.

I have been running my own studio since 2011 and in that time I have worked with a number of clients including Abacus Cards, American Greetings, Cico Books, Jelly The Pug, Lonely Planet, Ted Baker, Tesco, Mollie Makes, Parragon Books, Quarto Books Trend Lab and Papercrafter Magazine.  
 
I love the variety my job brings, and being able to have a certain amount of flexibility every day. 
 

If you could give your 10 years younger self one key piece of advice or an insight, what would it be? 


This would take me back to almost graduating university and I think I would tell myself to knuckle down and stop going to the uni bar! I would also like to advise myself to try and get a studio job after graduating to gain some valuable experience. My degree was in Textile Design, and I was too cautious about finding a job in this sector when I left university. It could have led to interesting things.  

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When you feel stuck or in a design rut, how do you get yourself out of it and back on track?

 
I feel stuck in a rut often, and what I find helps me a lot, is writing down subjects I want to tackle in a spider-diagram, and coming up with rough thumbnail sketches to get me started. It helps my mind to let things spill out onto a scrap bit of paper or in my notebook and then I can pick one thing to get started with. Recently, I also started referring to trend boards more for my work and I have a few that I use. These are really helpful when I am designing collections, and I will go through them and make notes on what resonates with me most.  Emily Kiddy has great references, and Patternbank studio also offer books at affordable prices. I also sign up to the Design Garden Kids Trend Workshop which supplies a fantastic trend book at a great price too.  
 

What are your favourite design tools?  


I stick to the very basics when I design using a pen and paper, Adobe Illustrator and most recently the Apple iPad Pro where I use programmes like Adobe Draw. I would like to add painting to my tool kit but currently I feel less confident with this medium. 
 

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How would you describe your design process?


Depending on the job I am doing or if it's a piece for my portfolio, I will always start with a very rough thumbnail sketch to get a general vibe of the design and where I see it going. I then start by drawing out any icons using references from the internet, Pinterest or books. Once I have some icons, I tend to redraw them using the pencil tool in Adobe Illustrator. This is where I begin to make decisions about colour, layout and composition and pulling designs into a pattern. I would say my process is fairly clean and streamlined and can go from sketch to a finished design in a matter of hours.  

 

What has been/have been some of your favourite design projects to date?


About a year into my business, I was lucky enough to do a pretty large project with Ted Baker. It involved illustrating a print that would be one of 12 available in all stores worldwide. I had to go to their HQ and sign 1200 prints, which was very exciting.  
I also remember doing a really huge world map as a private commission. It was for a wedding present, and the groom happened to be an ex-actor/ turned director from one of my favourite Australian soaps. I ended up sending a few prints with a letter to the cast, but I have no idea if it got there.  
Other standout projects include my recent collaboration with Trend Lab Baby in the US. They used one of my designs to build a whole nursery collection for babies, which included an Owl clock and a really adorable quilt.  

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Who are your dream clients or what is your dream project?


Dream clients for me include Paperchase, Next, Boots Mini Club, Land Of Nod etc. My main goal is to finally see my designs on children's clothes in a highstreet store in the UK. I love designing print collections for children and am focusing on this area more and more, building up a portfolio of character designs and fun everyday prints that I hope will appeal to these types of clients.  

 

There has been an art supply sanction imposed and designers are only allowed to possess 3 items/tools, what do you choose?

It would have to be my iPad Pro and pencil, and a pen and sketchbook (Is this 3 or 4?) 

 

Where do you find inspiration? 

As mentioned before, I now use trend books a lot to inform my direction. I also have a very full Pinterest board where I keep boards on subjects within illustration that I would like to/or need to work on. These include subjects like Flowers, Christmas, Food, Cats, Dogs, Birds, Maps, Hand Lettering. It motivates me to keep adding these subject matters to my portfolio as many of them are always in demand. 
 

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Who would you say is the greatest designer to have lived?  

Maybe Josef Frank. Or Matisse. Or Picasso. I like designers in the 20th century who had their fingers in lots of different areas and excelled at them all for example painting, ceramics, textiles, photography. There are simply too many to mention here.  

 

When I'm long gone, I hope people remember me for:

my sense of humour, my colourful art and my friendship (if you have been lucky enough to know me) 

 

Where you can find me:

 
My illustration and surface print website and shop: http://alicepotter.co.uk/ 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/alicepotterillustration/ 
Twitter: twitter.com/AlicePotter
Pinterest: uk.pinterest.com/alicerpotter
Email me: hello@alicepotter.co.uk
 

Open Call for Features on Rise Design & Shine: Submissions Now Open

Rise Design & Shine was born of the idea that we are stronger and more motivated when we work together. I'm on the hunt for creatives to join our Rise Design & Shine Contributors! From moodboards, to doodles, artist takeovers to your news... If you have something you'd like to share with the RDS community I'd love to hear from you. I'm looking for both one-off contributions (see below for more info) and people who are interested in doing a regular feature.

Designer Takeover (one week stretch)

We're looking for members of our design community to takeover our Instagram account for a week at a time, showcasing their design process, WIPs, studio/working space (warts and all) and give us an insight into their world. 

Guest Bloggers

If you would like to feature as a Guest Blogger, please use the form to submit your post idea or completed post and images. 

Time to Shine (News/Promotion)

Do you have a new product line or have you just finished an awesome new collection? Whatever your news, feel free to send it our way! Remember to include image and links so readers get the full impact and can visit your site(s).

Don't be shy, if you have an achievement you'd like to brag about (or for us to do it on your behalf) let us know. 

Midweek Mood Contributor

Motivational hand lettered words or quotes, mood boards, colours you're loving, this feature is all about positive vibes and inspiration and we're looking to showcase your designs and musings.

Other

Have an idea of your own, a skill or process that you would like to showcase as a one-off post or feature series of post? Pop it in the for to let us know more! 

 

How it Works

Anyone featured will, of course, be fully credited and their links included. Regular contributors will also be featured on our soon to launch Contributors section. 

Submissions will be reviewed and successful designers will be contacted with further information within 1-2 weeks. 

 
 

Designer Spotlight: Allison Romero

HELLO, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF:

Hey everyone!  I'm Allison!  I currently live in Dallas, TX but was born and spent most of my life in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I studied graphic design in college and am working as a graphic designer for a paper crafting company.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR?

I knew I wanted to have some kind of creative career but growing up I didn't really know what that would be.  It wasn't until I started college that I realized I wanted to be a graphic designer.  I didn't even really think of surface pattern design as a career until I took my current job and had to make a pattern for a project (something I had never done before)!  My love for surface design took off from there!

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY/WEEK LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

During the work week I design for a paper crafting company. I get to work on everything from surface design to product development.   Every day is something different!  During the evenings and weekends I'm usually designing patterns for personal projects and as a way to continue to develop my skills.

IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR 10 YEARS YOUNGER SELF ONE KEY PIECE OF ADVICE OR AN INSIGHT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

My graphic design professor always used to tell us to just do it.   If I could go back and time i would tell myself to listen to him!  I often feel like I spent so much time waiting for the perfect idea or the perfect project and was afraid to start creating for fear that things wouldn't turn out like I pictured them in my head.  The toughest thing for me when I began surface design was just getting started and if I hadn't decided to just do it one day, I probably wouldn't be making very many patterns at all.

WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK OR IN A DESIGN RUT, HOW DO YOU GET YOURSELF OUT OF IT AND BACK ON TRACK?

If I'm in a rut I have to step away from design projects for a while and do something entirely different (which usually means a major netflix binge session).   I'll often scroll through Instagram and Pinterest.  I also often turn to a few of my creative friends who are big inspirations and also great at helping me come up with fun new project ideas!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN TOOLS?

Adobe Illustrator (the pattern tool changed my life) and my Wacom Tablet.  

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? 

I usually start with a little bit of research and inspiration and then pick out a color palette for whatever project I'm working on.  I'm not really a pencil and paper kinda designer.  I jump straight into working on the computer and make everything in Illustrator. I like my patterns to be filled with lots of stuff, so I'll start drawing whatever comes to mind and will fit the theme of the project I'm working on.  Then it's just a lot of moving things around on the artboard until everything fits into a pattern I'm happy with.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN PROJECTS TO DATE?

I still feel like I'm fairly new to the world of surface design, but some of my favorite projects have been the scrapbooking papers I've been able to create at my current job!  I love looking through hashtags on Instagram and seeing how crafters are using the papers I created in their projects!

WHO ARE YOUR DREAM CLIENTS OR WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?

I'd love to design anything for children!  Children's clothing, bedding, etc.  I'd also love to have a line of fabric!

THERE HAS BEEN AN ART SUPPLY SANCTION IMPOSED AND DESIGNERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO POSSESS 3 ITEMS/TOOLS, WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?

It's a pretty boring answer but I would choose my laptop, Adobe Illustrator, and my wacom tablet!  I do everything on the computer so it would be hard for me to get by without those tools!

WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

I LOVE using Instagram as a way to find inspiration!  There are so many amazing designers, illustrators, and makers there and it's a great way to connect with fellow creatives.

WHO WOULD YOU SAY THE GREATEST DESIGNER IS?

This is such a hard question because there are so many!  I can't pick just one!  

WHEN I'M LONG GONE:

I hope people remember me for creating unique and colorful designs that make them smile! 

Where you can find me:

Website: www.allisonlromero.com

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/allisonlromero

Instagram: @allisonromerodesign